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COVID-19: walk-to testing centre in Rochdale

We have a new COVID-19 self-testing centre for people who do not have access to a vehicle and suspect they have coronavirus symptoms. 

You must cycle or walk to the site - do not use a taxi or public transport.

The walk-to testing centre opened on Monday, 8 June 2020. It's a pilot, the first in the North West, being led by the Department for Health and Social Care.

Where is the test centre?

 The walk-to test centre is located in the car park at the rear of Rochdale Town Hall, Packer Street, Rochdale OL16 1AB. For sat navs please use OL16 4AZ.

Who can be tested at the test centre?

The walk-to centre is open to adults and children.

  • You must have symptoms of coronavirus. Check if you have coronavirus symptoms.
  •  You must not have access to a vehicle.
  • The tests are only suitable for children over the age of 3 and parents must administer the test for children between the ages of 3-5. Children under 3 years are not allowed to enter the test centre even if they come with an adult who is getting tested.
If you're wanting a testing facility you can drive to or to order a home testing kit, view other ways of getting tested for coronavirus on GOV.UK.

How do I arrange a test?

You will not be tested unless you have an appointment.

To book a test you'll need to ring the freephone number to make an appointment. Lines are open 9am-5pm, 7 days a week.

Ring the freephone number 0808 1964 100 to book an appointment

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

You will need to bring with you:

What will happen at the testing centre?

The Department of Health and Social Care has created a video to explain how test centres operate. It includes what to expect at the site, how to take the test, how you'll get your results and more.

Watch 'visiting a local testing site' video on YouTube (3mins 56secs).